For suspected malabsorption of sorbitol, found in some fruits (e.g. stone fruits) and as a sweetener in sugar-free food and drink, diabetic foods and sugar free gum!
When bacteria digest food, they produce gas. These gasses pass through your intestinal walls into your bloodstream. Some of this gas ends up in your lungs, and you breathe them out.
The test collects samples of your breath over a short period of time.
The breath samples are collected, sent to our pathology partners and get tested for the levels of Hydrogen and Methane being exhaled.
These levels tell us whereabouts bacteria are fermenting in your intestinal system, and how much gas they are creating.